Post # 1
Basically I’m not stopping people from taking photos/videos. I just don’t want:
- people watching through a screen the whole time
- people getting in the way of the photographer (which she mentioned has happened a lot lately… she’s had family members push her out of the way!!!)
So I’m thinking of putting a little something on the back of our ceremony book.
What do you think of this? Is it too rude??
We are honoured that you are here today and present with us during the ceremony.
We recognise that you may want get a little snap-happy today and we are not discouraging it. However, we ask you to be courteous toward the amazing photographer we have hired. Please stay out of the aisles, allow her the space to work her magic and refrain from using flash photography.
We are more than happy to share digital copies of her photos afterwards and you can go crazy and take all the pictures you want after the ceremony.
Thank you for your courtesy.
Post # 3
My Fiance also wants an unplugged ceremony (he’d prefer people leave the cell phones at home but understands that’s overboard). I’m interested to see what people recommend
Post # 4
that sounds good. im doing somewhat of the same thing, we were going to ask that they get a chance to take one photo once i get to the alter and then put them away until after the ceremony. still havent come up with wording but i think i will have the officiant announce that in the beginning once everyone is seated.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I think that sounds fine and very polite. You should also have your officiant make an announcement at the beginning of the ceremony!! Have him just say something very similar to your note. People ignore or don’t notice program notes sometimes….
Post # 6
i honestly dont think people would read it and do it…i would be a nice if they didnt, but you know that people want a good shot, they dont want to wait for the pro photos to develope…good luck on that one….i was in my friends wedding and the gooms mens wife kept butting infront of the photographer i had to yell at her in front of a few people to get her to stop…not to mention she showed up to a formal wedding in a tank top and shorts…she looked like she was going to the beach…OMG i could have killed that girl… anyway… it would be nice if it worked but i dont think people would do it…
Post # 7
@AndysCraftsNmore: The kicker is, 98% of them aren’t good shots.
Post # 8
@thisisbrucebanner: The note is very nice, but people probably won’t read it. I would have your officiant announce it BEFORE anyone WALKS down the aisle. That’s when I’ve noticed guest photographers getting very aggressive.